Alumni

Alumni Profiles

  • Danielle Niles

    Danielle Niles

    Atmospheric Science

    NECN Meteorologist Danielle Niles says that the meteorology program at UMass Lowell was amazing. "It provided me with a solid foundation not only in the atmospheric sciences, but in other critical weather-related fields such as math, physics and chemistry."

  • Garrett  Burgess

    Garrett  Burgess

    Chemistry

    Garrett Burgess's future is bright and his goals have him focused. In addition to earning his degree and working for the FBI, Burgess is also focused on some personal goals: regaining his eyesight and the ability to walk.

  • Gianni Falzone

    Gianni Falzone

    Management, Innovation & Technology Entrepreneurship

    Coming from a family of small business owners, entrepreneurship is Gianni Falzone's blood. To develop on his Bachelor's degree, he is pursuing a Master of Science in Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship.

  • Deborah Paul

    Deborah Paul

    Sociology

    Deborah Paul transferred from Eastern Nazarene College and quickly decided on UMass Lowell when she came to visit campus. She discovered the sense of community and the university's rich diversity.

  • John Huikku

    John Huikku

    Art

    John Huikku, using his art degree from UMass Lowell, is responsible for some of our most beloved movie characters, including Elsa from "Frozen."

  • Molly Clay

    Molly Clay

    Chemical Engineering

    Molly was looking for a high-caliber engineering program. The answer was UMass Lowell.

  • Colleen Brady

    Colleen Brady

    Political Science, Criminal Justice

    UMass Lowell government relations associate Colleen Brady’s path to the University wound its way from Bolton, England through the school system in Lowell.

  • Steven Tello

    Steven Tello

    Assoc. Vice Chancellor, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development; Assoc. Prof. Management and Entrepreneurship

    Steven Tello credits UMass Lowell with providing the education, skills and confidence he needed to accomplish significant success in his lifetime.

  • Kelly Freitas

    Kelly Freitas

    Graphic Design

    By balancing her graphic design studies with a four-year field hockey career and a wealth of leadership roles, Kelly Freitas '16 graduated with America East Woman of the Year honors.

  • Mohamed Omar

    Mohamed Omar

    Work Environment

    While working as an environmental management engineer at Harvard University in 2005, Mohamed Omar decided to “test the waters” by enrolling in Work Environment’s environmental risk assessment certificate program.

  • Joanne Yestramski

    Joanne Yestramski

    Business Administration

    As vice chancellor of finance and operations, Joanne overseas administrative departments such as accounting, facilities, human resources, budgeting, information technology, parking and more – all areas that keep the University humming.

  • Ryan MacInnis

    Ryan MacInnis

    English Journalism and Professional Writing

    Ryan MacInnis built a strong relationship with the career and co-op center early in his academic career that quickly turned into work opportunities.

  • Matthew Burke

    Matthew Burke

    Engineering

    While he was accepted at several high-caliber engineering programs in the Boston area, Matt is happy that he chose UMass Lowell.

  • Sean Jordan

    Sean Jordan

    Physical Therapy

    Sean Jordan is living his dream working for the New England Patriots as an assistant athletic trainer and physical therapist.

  • Eduardo Beato

    Eduardo Beato

    Mathematics

    Eduardo's passion for math accompanied by UMass Lowell's UTeach program led him to his career of teaching.

  • Amanda Murray

    Amanda Murray

    Community Health, Work Environment

    Transfer student, Amanda Murray started in UMass Lowell's clinical laboratory sciences, moving to community health, where faculty helped guide her and provide internship opportunities in her area of interest: occupational and environmental health.

  • Kevin Copson

    Kevin Copson

    Peace and Conflict Studies

    Kevin Copson is using his policy and data analysis skills to help local nonprofits while working at a university-based startup.

  • Alexander Rick

    Alexander Rick

    Plastics Engineering

    For plastics engineering major Alexander Rick, a co-op position at Burton Snowboards was a dream job, a perfect alignment of his personal passion and professional goals.

  • Jennifer Gonzalez

    Jennifer Gonzalez

    Nutritional Science

    UMass Lowell turned Jennifer Gonzalez into a more confident person.

  • Paula  Bustos

    Paula  Bustos

    Electrical Engineering

    Paula Bustos isn't afraid of a challenge. The Colombia native earned two degrees in electrical engineering in five years.

  • Krystal Quezada

    Krystal Quezada

    English - Journalism and Professional Writing

    Local, regional and international experiences have prepared Krystal for life after college.

  • Mary-Kathryn Hazel

    Mary-Kathryn Hazel

    History, Political Science minor

    At UMass Lowell, Mary-Kate has blossomed as a scholar of history.

  • Mark Lalli

    Mark Lalli

    Chemical Engineering

    In just three years, Commonwealth Scholar and UMass Lowell alumni, Mark Lalli graduated with a B.S. in chemical engineering. Because of his research opportunities at the university, he was able pursue a Ph.D.

  • Jacob Gomes

    Jacob Gomes

    Community Health

    For Jacob Gomes '13, playing rugby in his sophomore year was the turning point that changed his life.

  • Adam Norton

    Adam Norton

    Graphic Design

    Adam Norton’s experience at the UMass Lowell robotics lab and Revolving Museum allowed him to work with iRobot on educational school visits to get the next generation hooked on robotics.

  • Brian Dano

    Brian Dano

    Marketing, Finance

    As former president of UMass Lowell’s Student Government Association, Brian Dano felt that his voice was being heard.

  • Nicole Sambursky

    Nicole Sambursky

    Chemical Engineering, Innovation and Technological Entrepreneurship (MSITE)

    Nicole transferred from Middlesex Community College and has availed herself of opportunities for hands-on experience in her field and leadership at UMass Lowell.

  • David Nader

    David Nader

    Civil Engineering

    Transferring from Middlesex Community College, David is now the mix captain for UMass Lowell’s 2012 concrete canoe team, in charge with devising a concrete formula that can withstand being molded, transported and paddled — and stay afloat.

  • Tim DiFrancesco

    Tim DiFrancesco

    Physical Therapy

    Tim DiFrancesco '06 landed his dream job as the strength and conditioning coach for the Los Angeles Lakers. His doctor of physical therapy degree gave him the edge.

  • Kyle Coffey

    Kyle Coffey

    Exercise Physiology, Physical Therapy

    Kyle Coffey credits the strength of the UMass Lowell faculty for preparing him with the critical-thinking skills needed to pass his board exam the first time around.

  • Francisco  Urena

    Francisco  Urena

    History and Legal Studies

    Francisco Urena balanced a full-time courseload with his job as Director of Veterans Affairs for the City of Lawrence. Now he works in Boston.

  • Harish Hande

    Harish Hande

    Renewable Energy Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

    Social entrepreneur Harish Hande is helping the poor in India in an economically and environmentally sustainable way, by bringing affordable solar power to the countryside.

  • Nathaniel Royer

    Nathaniel Royer

    Biotechnology

    After attending Dean College, Nathaniel Royer wanted a bigger school — but not too big — where he could work toward being a research scientist.

  • Peter Trearchis

    Peter Trearchis

    Chemical Engineering

    Peter enjoys solving complex problems in fluid mechanics and thermodynamics. He’s grateful for opportunities to conduct research.

  • Sadrac Noel

    Sadrac Noel

    Civil Engineering

    When Sadrac Noel graduated with his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, he could look back on many twists and turns in his path – and one professor who was always there for him.

  • Shaheed Mohamed

    Shaheed Mohamed

    Clinical Laboratory and Nutritional Sciences

    As a Fulbright scholar and international student, Shaheed Mohamed had his choice of programs. He decided to continue his studies at UMass Lowell because of the strength of the clinical laboratory sciences.

  • Aaron Stella

    Aaron Stella

    Clinical Laboratory & Nutritional Sciences

    Before Aaron Stella graduated from the medical laboratory science program, he had more job offers than he knew what to do with.

  • Bill Lovely

    Bill Lovely

    Industrial Management/Work Environment

    A bachelor’s degree in industrial management in 1992 helped Bill Lovely launch his career as an environmental scientist. Now he’s back pursuing a master’s in work environment with a concentration in cleaner production and pollution prevention.

  • Analissa Iversen

    Analissa Iversen

    Sociology

    Analissa Iversen transferred from Eastern University and found an intellectual home in the Sociology Department and became an award-winning student leader at UMass Lowell.

  • Edward Barrett

    Edward Barrett

    Education

    A generous alumni donor, and chair to the Advisory Board for the Graduate School of Education, Edward "Ned" Barrett '58 is forever thankful to his late mother for providing him an educational rudder.

  • Sarah Wroblewski

    Sarah Wroblewski

    Environmental, Earth and Atmospheric Science

    UMass Lowell allowed Sarah Wroblewski to experience her dreams on the field and use the skills she learned in the classroom in front of the camera.

  • Thomas Wilson

    Clinical Laboratory and Nutritional Sciences, Biomedical Engineering

    Thomas Wilson researches the study of micronutrients on inflammation and the development of nanotechnology in the use of drug and nutrient delivery systems and bioavailability.

  • Andy  Hwang

    Andy  Hwang

    Marketing

    Andy Hwang was born in South Korea and moved to the United States ten years ago knowing only one simple word: apple. Here he became a student DJ on the campus radio station, WUML.

  • Terri Jabaley

    Terri Jabaley

    School of Nursing

    Terri Jabaley, an advanced practice oncology nurse, chose UMass Lowell to pursue a Ph.D. in research, to learn more about her patients disease and the role genetics played

  • Sophie Hansen

    Sophie Hansen

    Criminal Justice and Psychology

    Sophie Hansen doesn’t just talk the talk – she walks the walk about getting involved with student activities and residence life. Watch a video interview to learn more about life at UMass Lowell.

  • Tiffany Noel

    Tiffany Noel

    Photography

    Asked for advice to would-be art students, Noel says, “Go for it. If you love art, you must pursue it. You’ll regret it if you don’t.”

  • Mikhaila Schaefer

    Mikhaila Schaefer

    Economics, Math minor

    First in her family to attend college, Mikhaila Schaefer likes to work hard, enjoys research and is pleased to be graduating without any debt.

  • Deborah Friedl

    Deborah Friedl

    Criminal Justice, Psychology

    Criminal justice and psychology graduate Deborah Friedl is the first female interim superintendent of the Lowell Police Department.

  • Mayara Belasque

    Mayara Belasque

    Accounting

    Transferring from UMass Amherst, now an accounting major in the Manning School of Business, Belasque wants to become a certified public accountant, a profession she feels has limitless opportunities for success.

  • Katherine Spagnoli

    Katherine Spagnoli

    Plastics Engineering

    Katherine Spagnoli took a roundabout path, beginning at Mount Wachusett Community College, to arrive at UMass Lowell's Plastics Engineering Department - now it feels like home.

  • Jose Pino

    Jose Pino

    Marketing and Management

    Jose Pino earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing and management, worked as an intern at Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union while he was a student and was offered a full-time marketing job when he graduated. He is now the Credit Union’s virtual banking specialist.

  • Wendy Sanchez

    Wendy Sanchez

    Nursing

    Originally planning to become a doctor, when Wendy Sanchez received the Tsongas Scholarship to UMass Lowell as a high school senior, she decided to pursue nursing instead. The high achiever who turned hardship into success has no regrets.

  • Matthew Johnson

    Matthew Johnson

    Management

    Management student Matthew Johnson entered the university in the aftermath of the global financial crisis and wanted to graduate with strong educational credentials and relevant job skills.

  • Jessica Huizenga

    Jessica Huizenga

    Graduate School of Education

    The Graduate School of Education's online program afforded Jessica Huizenga the opportunity to advance her career, completing both master's and doctorate degrees without stepping foot on campus.

  • Rich Hamel

    Rich Hamel

    Computer Science, Atmospheric Science

    UMass Lowell gave Rich Hamel the education he needed to pursue his dream career: Storm Chaser

  • Kimberly Chao

    Kimberly Chao

    Manning School of Business, concentration in Accounting and Finance

    Kimberly Chao transferred to UMass Lowell where she was able to follow her two passions: business and health care

  • Matthew Olson

    Matthew Olson

    Graduate School of Education

    Matthew Olson, dean of humanities and social science at Middlesex Community College, says there is a direct connection between the doctorate he earned in Leadership in Schooling and his current job.

  • Jennifer Castano

    Jennifer Castano

    Criminal Justice (Homeland Security)

    Jenn got a fresh perspective on her major and many other things in life during a semester abroad in Barcelona.

  • Janelle Diaz

    Janelle Diaz

    Psychology

    Janelle Diaz says two things made her undergraduate experience at UMass Lowell really special: residence life and the club she founded, Disable the Label.

  • Angelica Lord

    Angelica Lord

    Accounting

    Through hard work and determination, Angelica Lord became the first in her family to earn a college degree.

  • Justin  Lawler

    Justin  Lawler

    Campus Recreation

    Justin Lawler's job as assistant director of campus recreation has him working while others play.

  • Chris & Paula White

    Chris & Paula White

    Engineering

    The founders of what has become a multimillion dollar premium, all-natural cookie dough and ice cream sandwich company hold degrees in engineering.

  • Leo Montagna

    Leo Montagna

    Plastics Engineering

    Plastics Engineering alumnus Leo Montagna Jr. '70, '76 says he wouldn't be where is is today with the University. He is a devoted UMass Lowell donor and supporter of the Plastics Engineering Department.

  • Maryann Ford

    Maryann Ford

    Environmental Health, Peace and Conflict Studies

    Maryann Ford hopes to combine her environmental toxicology research with public health concerns to design effective campaigns that will reduce health disparities in large city populations.

  • Allegra Williams

    Allegra Williams

    Community Social Psychology

    With a background in psychology and international studies, Allegra Williams says the community social psychology master’s program was a perfect fit for her. Now, she’s turned her interest in community-building into a career as the neighborhood planner for the City of Lowell.

  • Susan Gordon

    Susan Gordon

    Doctor of Nursing Practice

    With a dual nurse practitioner certification in adult acute care and gerontology, Gordon enrolled in UMass Lowell’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program to learn leadership skills to help her improve care, especially for older adults.

  • Zachary Zuber

    Zachary Zuber

    Exercise Physiology

    Even though many of Zack Zuber’s family members attended UMass Lowell, he wasn’t convinced that it was the place for him – that is, until he visited the campus.

  • Lydia Sisson

    Lydia Sisson

    Economic and Social Development of Regions

    Armed with skills achieved through her graduate studies in Economic and Social Development of Regions, Lydia Sisson '12 launched Mill City Grows "with the goal of empowering Lowell residents to create a safe, healthy food system through access and education."

  • Norm Bazin

    Norm Bazin

    Men's Ice Hockey Coach

    As an alum and a coach, Norm Bazin makes the River Hawks proud on and off the ice.

  • Terrie Enis

    Terrie Enis

    Physical Therapy

    Terrie Enis’ college experience is quite different from most. She was married with a two-year old daughter when she decided to go back to college full time to earn her bachelor’s degree in physical therapy.

  • Bobby Tugbiyele

    Bobby Tugbiyele

    Political Science, History

    Since graduation, Bobby Tugbiyele has become part of the growing community of young UMass Lowell alumni living and working in Lowell.

  • Dimitrios Booras

    Dimitrios Booras

    English and Political Science

    For Dimitrios Booras, college learning isn’t something that takes place only in a classroom.

  • Mark Saab

    Mark Saab

    Plastics Engineering

    Alumni donor Mark Saab's UMass Lowell education provided the foundation for a successful career. His gratitude to the plastics engineering program is expressed through the generous donations he's bestowed upon the University.

  • Jessica Saad

    Jessica Saad

    Community Health & Sustainability

    Looking back, Jessica Saad doesn’t take for granted how much UMass Lowell —and community health especially— helped prepare her for life outside of college.

  • Steven DiNoto

    Steven DiNoto

    Criminal Justice

    Steven DiNoto's career is a mix of “CSI” and “Criminal Minds” high-tech rip-offs, forensics and criminal psychology. He's held top-level posts through his career and credits his UMass Lowell education for his success.

  • Matt MacDonald

    Matt MacDonald

    Liberal Arts, Nursing

    Careers don’t always follow a straight path. Twists and turns along the way can lead you to unexpected places. Just ask Matt MacDonald who graduated from UMass Lowell, not once, but twice.

  • James  Ristow

    James  Ristow

    Mechanical Engineering

    James Ristow wanted to be an astronaut when he grew and now works at NASA as an aeronautical engineer. When given the chance to further his studies in structural dynamics, UMass Lowell was at the top of his list.

  • Thayse Mota

    Thayse Mota

    Accounting

    For Thayse Mota transferring to UMass Lowell from Northern Essex Community College was a seamless process.

  • David Martins

    David Martins

    Music Performance

    Professor David Martins was one of the first two students to graduate from the Masters in Music Performance program. He liked the department so much that he’s been a faculty member for more than 30 years.

  • Pranav Joshi

    Pranav Joshi

    Management Information Systems

    Pranav Joshi encourages incoming students to take advantage of the co-op program and the career-building seminars offered throughout the University.

  • Carly Tiches

    Carly Tiches

    Nursing

    Carly Tiches's desire to help and care for others began when she started coaching children in gymnastics. She realized that she enjoyed giving first aid and caring for injuries. Now she is turning that passion into a career.

  • Jay  Noble

    Jay  Noble

    Finance and Entrepreneurship

    UMass Lowell graduate Jay Noble worked his way through college. As a real estate agent, the finance program at UMass Lowell appealed to him for its close proximity to home and the ability it provided him to keep working.

  • Raymond Soto

    Raymond Soto

    English/Writing

    Getting out of the classroom can be the best way to learn, according to Ray Soto, a recent graduate who saw the power of his studies during a service-learning course his senior year.

  • Vanessa Kent

    Vanessa Kent

    Accounting and Finance

    Studying in the Manning School of Business, Vanessa Kent has juggled a packed academic and extracurricular schedule with her commitment to the field hockey team.

  • Victoria Maroon

    Victoria Maroon

    Chemical Engineering

    Victoria feels UMass Lowell's rigorous course curriculum and lab projects have prepared her well for the working world.

  • Charlene  Colameta

    Charlene  Colameta

    Management

    Charlene Colameta’s middle name may just be “extracurricular.” As she says, “there are so many activities at UMass Lowell, there is something for everyone. And if a club or group that you’re interested in doesn’t exist, you start one.”

  • Shannon Smith

    Shannon Smith

    Psychology, Elementary Education

    Shannon Smith entered school planning to be a criminal profiler. Now she teaches kindergarten in the United Arab Emirates.

  • Jack Neary

    Jack Neary

    English

    Jack Neary ’73 is a prolific playwright, director and actor with 34 published works to his name.

  • Kevin Davis

    Kevin Davis

    Accounting

    The accounting education Kevin Davis received at UMass Lowell gave him his foundation to become the controller of the hockey equipment supplier, Bauer Performance Sports

  • Mike Lunderville

    Mike Lunderville

    Mathematics, Computer Science minor

    Through a summer internship in Holly Yanco’s lab, Mike entered the creative, team-building world of robotics that thrives here on campus.

  • Kacey Hill

    Kacey Hill

    Biology

    Kacey Hill, a biology major in the Commonwealth Honors Program, spent a summer tracking urban wildlife and studying invasive plant species at the University of Louisville as part of the National Science Foundation's Research Experiences for Undergraduates program.

  • Mark  Micire

    Mark  Micire

    Computer Science

    Mark Micire’s unique work experience and education have been able to help people in their darkest hour. He designs robotics systems that help coordinate efforts at search and rescue sites.

  • Rick Violette

    Rick Violette

    Political Science

    Rick Violette Jr. is forever grateful to the UMass Lowell faculty for incredible success in a field he is most passionate about.

  • Adam  Ayan

    Adam  Ayan

    Sound Recording Technology

    How many people can say they’ve worked with Madonna and the Rolling Stones? UMass Lowell alumnus Adam Ayan can.

  • Taniya Nayak

    Taniya Nayak

    Marketing

    From Fox Hall to your flat screen TV! Taniya Nayak can trace her interest in interior design to her days at UMass Lowell.

  • Michael Boyer

    Michael Boyer

    Community Health

    Just as the University experienced its own transformation, so did Michael Boyer who started as an exercise physiology major, changing to community health after taking epidemiology and community health courses.

  • Bob Manseau

    Bob Manseau

    Education

    Bob Manseau was named Principal of the Year for his work in New Hampshire, but its his education from UMass Lowell that made the difference for him.

  • Pascale Jean-Jacques

    Pascale Jean-Jacques

    Community Health, President of SISTERS

    Pascale acquired the skills to make a difference through hands-on experiences in her major and through shepherding the young campus organization SISTERS (Sisters of Integrity Striving Toward Empowerment, Respect and Success) through a growing phase.

  • Sarah Ross

    Sarah Ross

    Education

    Sarah Ross found the path to her profession at UMass Lowell, and the young students of Lowell are reaping the benefits. Ross earned two degrees in five years through the Fast Track to Teaching program. "I wanted to teach in an urban setting, and the whole program seemed fit to what I needed."

  • Keith Lewis

    Keith Lewis

    Psychology

    Keith's education in his psychology classes and experiences on the track fulfilled his desire to learn about others and himself.

  • Vladimir Saldana

    Vladimir Saldana

    Finance and Management

    For Saldana, who is pursuing a dual concentration in finance and management and minoring in Spanish, the experience of studying overseas has helped expand his view of global business and cultures.

  • Thomas McGurk

    Thomas McGurk

    Music

    A graduate of the Sound Recording Technology Program, Thomas McGurk '91 owns his own studio and is a seven-time Emmy award winner.

  • Jessica Tawczynski

    Jessica Tawczynski

    Painting

    Jessica Tawczynski has made painting her life and career with the help of her diverse undergraduate education.

  • Mallory Hillard

    Mallory Hillard

    Community Health & Sustainability

    Thanks to UMass Lowell, Hillard says she's found true satisfaction and happiness in her career and in herself.

  • Sebastien Poirier

    Sebastien Poirier

    Physical Therapy

    When Sebastien Poirier was a young boy, he dreamt of playing ball in the NBA. As he grew older, he realized he didn't have the skills to compete, but still loved the game enough to pursue his dream in a different way.

  • Danielle Bergeron

    Danielle Bergeron

    Community Social Psychology

    Danielle Bergeron always knew she wanted to be involved with the Chamber of Commerce. She just didn’t expect to be its director in her mid-20s.

  • David  Laurello

    David  Laurello

    Electrical Engineering, master’s in Business Administration

    When it comes to education, David Laurello values lessons that translate to life on the job.

  • Rebecca Farnham

    Rebecca Farnham

    Vocal Performance and Music Education

    According to music student Rebecca Farnham, you don’t need to travel far to get a world-class education. As the Lowell native says, “I wanted an excellent education close to home and didn't have to look much farther than my own backyard."

  • Derek Winslow

    Derek Winslow

    History

    Derek Winslow rediscovered his passion for learning when he transferred from UMass Amherst to UMass Lowell to study history.

  • Kristen Racamato

    Kristen Racamato

    Graphic Design

    Kristen Racamato forged her path at UMass Lowell, earning a degree in fine arts with a graphic design concentration.

  • Deepak Bhimani

    Deepak Bhimani

    Chemistry

    Deepak Bhimani's love of chemistry led him to pursue a degree in chemical textiles at Lowell Textile Institute. His education resulted in the creation of several successful companies, and spurred a desire to give back to the University.

  • Lisa  Brothers

    Lisa  Brothers

    Civil Engineering

    Alum Lisa Brothers is an engineer. She is also an outspoken advocate for UMass Lowell.

  • Ruchika Shah

    Ruchika Shah

    Nursing

    The scholarships and financial aid Ruchika received from UMass Lowell helped tremendously in keeping her education affordable.

  • Gordon Halm

    Gordon Halm

    Liberal Arts

    Gordon Halm '12 learned from an early age that hard work pays off. The Ghana native and father of three earned his Bachelor's in Liberal Arts in 2012 and is pursuing his Master's in Peace and Conflict Studies.

  • Lynn Le

    Lynn Le

    Finance, Music minor

    Finance major Lynn Le had to make some major adjustments when she started her co-op job, but she says it's one of the best experiences she's ever had.

  • Ianna Hondros-McCarthy

    Ianna Hondros-McCarthy

    Psychology, English (pre-med), Peace and Conflict Studies

    Ianna Hondros-McCarthy knows that you don’t have to travel far, or mortgage your future, to get an excellent education. She says, “Coming to UMass Lowell was the best possible decision for me.”

  • Aleksandra Tugbiyele

    Aleksandra Tugbiyele

    English

    Aleks came to UMass Lowell for an education she could afford. She left with the skills to help others.

  • Brittany Forslind

    Brittany Forslind

    Biology/Ecology

    After spending her freshman year at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Forslind transferred to UMass Lowell, where the biology program was a better fit for her.

  • Andrea Evans

    Andrea Evans

    Community Health and Sustainability

    Andrea Evans is working as an intern at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health.

  • Frank McKone

    Frank McKone

    Engineering

    Over the last 15 years, engineering alumnus Frank McKone '56 has created three endowed funds at the University, each of which tops $250,000 in assets.

  • Ramez Antoun

    Ramez Antoun

    Exercise Physiology & Physical Therapy

    Ramez Antoun’s internship at the Institute of Performance and Fitness in Andover gave him real-work experience and access to leaders in his chosen field while he was still in the exercise physiology (EP) program.

  • Yahuba Garcia-Torres

    Yahuba Garcia-Torres

    English and Music Performance

    Yahuba Garcia-Torres ’96 has been rocking the national music scene since 2006. He says UMass Lowell gave him his musical foundation.

  • Anteah Jones

    Anteah Jones

    Psychology and Criminal Justice

    Many people think they don’t have the time to work on a degree. But as Anteah Jones says, “there’s always time for education.”

  • Donna  Lannan

    Donna  Lannan

    Physical Therapy

    Physical therapy alumna Donna Lannan chose UMass Lowell for its “affordable program that was within commuting distance to home. It also happened to have one of the best reputations around.”

  • Riley Wetmore

    Riley Wetmore

    Management and Marketing

    Riley Wetmore balances classes and ice time as captain of the River Hawks hockey team.

  • Roger Cressey

    Roger Cressey

    Political Science

    Roger Cressey is a leading expert on counterterrorism and security, who has served in two White House administrations and the Departments of State and Defense, and gives expert commentary on NBC News.